CTC Rides and Events, organised by CTC Northampton - the local group of the national organisation for cyclists - Cycling UK.
This programme is updated every 2 months and the final month is subject to change. Our aim is to run each ride as advertised below. Any changes or (exceptionally) cancellations will be advertised on our Groups.io e-mail group and, if possible, the club website and other electronic media. Cyclists are advised to check for messages or contact the ride leader a day or two before the ride for any updates. Please press your browser reload page button to ensure you are reading the latest version of the programme below.
For insurance reasons, club rides are for Cycling UK members but we welcome non-members on a trial basis for up to 3 rides. Some events are open to all - ask us for details.
If you are planning on attending one of our rides please would you consider using our Signup page to let us know. You do not need to have an account on Signup in order to do this.
Using our Signup page is optional but doing so helps us plan for the likely number of riders on each ride. You can also use Signup to cancel your intended attendance if this changes.
If you have not ridden with us before or you want to know more about a particular ride we would recommend getting in touch with the ride leader. You can send them an email by clicking on the Leader/Organiser name in the table below.
Some routes have a link to "Ride With GPS". Route navigation files (gpx, tcx etc) can be downloaded from there.
If you are new to cycling and would like to find out about cycle routes across Northants, you may like to visit Cycle Northants. Local Let's Ride groups offer guided rides for beginners to intermediate riders and are a good way to get into club cycling. They also offer women specific rides through Breeze groups
|Day/Date||Time||Miles||Type||Start||Route/Destination||Stop(s) (if known)||Leader/ Organiser|
|Sun 05 Nov||9.30 am||41||Steady||CC||Carlton||Emmaus Centre Carlton||Peter Bayles 07979 850096|
|Sat 11 Nov||9.30 am||52||Brisk||EH||Westbury||Westbury Village Cafe||Brian Tunbridge ..01604 622073|
|Sat 11 Nov||9.30 am||45||Moderate||EH||Westbury||Westbury Village Cafe||Brian Tunbridge ..01604 622073|
|Sun 19 Nov||9.30 am||41||Steady||EH||Stowe||NT Cafe, Stowe||Brian Hill. 07840713321|
|Sat 25 Nov||9.30 am||43||Steady||EH||Harrold||Dragonfly Cafe||Phil Letts ..07867 388592|
|Sun 03 Dec||9.30 am||Steady||``||Philip Gray..07557 670831|
|Sat 09 Dec||9.30 am||Brisk / Moderate||Peter Bayles 07979 850096|
|Sun 17 Dec||9.30 am||48||Steady||CC||Stanwick Lakes||Stanwick Lakes Visitor Centre Cafe||Phil Johnson ..07927 377191|
|Sat 23 Dec||9.30 am||Brisk / Moderate||Philip Gray..07557 670831|
|26th Dec Boxing Day||9.30 am||19||Steady||EH||Stoke Bruerne||Salcey Forest Cafe||Phil Johnson ..07927 377191|
|Sat 30th Dec||9.30 am||Steady||TBA|
Small updates, changes or corrections may be made to the listings on this website during the two month interval between normal publications. If you are interested in one or more of the clubs events then you are encouraged to use the Change Detection button at the bottom to register for automatic notification of these changes.
The column headed RIDE PACE is intended to give an indication as to the expected speed of the ride. This is only a guide which the ride leader will try to meet. If in doubt please contact the ride leader who will be pleased to give you more information.
- Moderate = a moderate paced ride, average speed 11-12mph (18kph), a good introduction to riding in a small group
- Steady = average speed 13-14mph (22kph), speed on the flat 16-18mph (27kph)
- Brisk = usually a shorter morning ride, average speed 15-16mph (25kph), group may split with a slower self led group
- Off Road Steady = average speed 10-12mph (17kph). These rides are suitable for a mountain or gravel bike
CTC Northampton aims to cater for a wide range of rider abilities. In general we will wait for the last rider. On Brisk rides, riders are expected to meet the average speeds indicated or be able to make their own way home.
- BVW = Brampton Valley Way, Welford Crossing, NN6 8AA
- CC = Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, NN4 7AA
- EH = Hunsbury Hill library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
- MCP = Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB
- SIX = TGI Friday's, Sixfields, Northampton NN5 4EG
The committee welcomes suggestions for the clubs development. Meetings to discuss the rides programme are held bi-monthly, please contact the rides secretary in advance if you would like to attend one of these planning meetings. Alternatively you are welcome to forward suggestions prior to the meeting.
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